CFHS code : AL193

Parish : St Andrew the Less

Inscription : In Loving Memory of ROBERT SHORROCKS d May 18th 1923 aged 42 GLADYS ELIZABETH CORNELL d Dec 29th 1911 aged 3 years & 3 months

Monument : Kerb stones

Above information  amended from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

The kerb stones in March 2021.

Monument

This set of kerb stones are located roughly 9 rows east of the central path and a few metres north of the north path. The inscription of metal letters are intact .

Inscription

In Loving Memory of ROBERT SHORROCKS who died May 18th 1923 aged 42

GLADYS ELIZABETH CORNELL who died Dec 29th 1911 aged 3 years & 3 months

Relationship: Uncle and neice

Robert Shorrocks (c.October 1880 – 18 May 1923)

Robert was the youngest son of Samuel Rayner Shorrocks (1847-1883) and Mary Ann (née Munns) (1844-1924). His father was a printers pressman and he grew up at 9 Albion Row (1881). His father died at Addenbrooke’s Hospital when Robert was three years old and he then lived with his mother at 14 Staffordshire Gardens (1891) and 52 Norfolk Street (until at least 1911). He worked as a tram conductor (1901), labourer (1905), a shoeblack/waiter at a University College (1911) and college gate porter (1915). He enlisted in the army in December 1915 and it is known from his enlistment papers that he was 5ft 6.5 inches tall. He was posted in March 1916 and was twice promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Sergeant whilst with the Suffolk Regiment. He was posted to Africa, and was discharged in March 1919. Robert died at 52 Norfolk Street aged 42 years old.

Gladys Elizabeth Cornell (1908 – 29 December 1911)

Gladys was the daughter of George (1875-1950) and Sarah Elizabeth (née Shorrocks) (1873-1953). George Cornell worked for a coal merchant, and the family lived at 50 Norfolk Street (next door to Sarah’s mother and brothers). Gladys died at home in December 1911.

Sources:

Ancestry

Newspaper archives

by Claire Martinsen

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Gladys Elizabeth Cornell; Robert Shorrocks